Posts Tagged ‘mints’

Forget Pallet Cleanser with Jelly Mints

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 by Becca Droz
Forget Pallet Cleanser with these Jelly Mints

Forget Pallet Cleanser with these delicious Richardson's Jelly Mints

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 7

Convenience: 4

Novelty: 7

Overall: 9

“It tastes like what those valentines hearts should taste like, the perfect amount of chalkyness and sweetness and crumbles so perfectly with the slightest bite.” I couldn’t have said it better myself, my friend Conrad has a wonderful way with words.

Each mint has a chewy flavored center with green ones tasting like peppermint candy canes, black ones with anise flavor, and other fruity minty blends.

This is a simple yet extremely satisfying after dinner mint. It might not serve as great pallet cleanser because it is so tasty that it holds its own full flavor.

Chill Out with Angel Mints

Monday, August 9th, 2010 by Becca Droz
Chill Out With Angel Mints

Chill Out With Angel Mints

Sharability: 2

Denture Danger: 2

Convenience: 9

Novelty: 10

Overall: 10

These Angel Mints really do seem to come from heaven. Not only does the smooth peppermint taste complement the airy melt in your mouth consistency of this chalky cylinder, but it has also been categorized as providing palliative therapy.

Palliative therapy is not a way to provide a cure for any diseases or disorders, but instead is used to enhance the quality of life and to provide comfort to patients. Other forms of palliative therapy are humor, massages, aromatherapy, and anything that helps to smooth out the mental energies, which in turn makes smooth the physical.

If Angel Mints can provide palliative therapy, then why wouldn’t all candy do the same? Peppermint oil is the answer. Studies have proven that peppermint oil is not only a calming agent but it reduces muscle spasms, heartburn, diarrhea, nausea and indigestion. These Angel Mints have been known to be very helpful for people undergoing chemotherapy treatment because the Angel Mints helps to them with a pleasant taste their mouths. These mints “treat the person, not the disease.”

Angel Mints were first distributed on the New Jersey Boardwalk in 1919. The K-H Machines used to cut the candy and wrap each piece in cellophane date back to 1915. As World War I raged, Angel Mints were first hitting the market and have now been calming people down for over 90 years.

Sources:

http://www.angelmint.com

Spearmint Leaves and Anise Bears: Flavors Removed From Their Natural Habitat

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 by Becca Droz
Anise Bears and Spearmint Leaves are beloved candy classics

Anise Bears and Spearmint Leaves are very popular chewy candies and this blog discusses the merits of each!

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 8

Convenience: 6

Novelty: 5

Overall: 7

These two sugar coated gummy candies each have their own distinct personality. The spearmint leaves are as green as the newest summertime grass and have the mojito flavor while the anise bears are brown and have the pungent licorice type flavor.

These two flavors are representatives of plants that grow from the ground. Anise, Pimpinella anisum, is a flowering plant that is native to the Southwest Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean region and the taste (as well exemplified in these large gummy bears) is similar to that of fennel, tarragon, and of course, licorice.

The spearmint leaves that dance around mojito glasses come from the Spearmint, Mentha spicata plant, native to Europe and Southwest Asia. It was first discovered in 1843 as it invaded the Great Lakes area.

These tastes are invasive to the plastic bag where you can buy them in bulk, but provide a taste that you can imagine is coming from their natural habitat.

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anise

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentha_spicata

Altoids make a break from their illustrious past

Saturday, September 16th, 2006 by Jon Prince

On CandyFavorites, our description for Altoids reads:

“Altoids are one of the oldest breath mints and are still made from the same formula that dates back to the reign of England’s King George”.

Unfortunately this is no long true as the formula was changed in April this year when they substituted ‘corn syrup’ with ‘glucose syrup’ and ‘artificial flavor’…and as a result they don’t taste quite the same, at least to us seasoned Altoids customers.

I’m sure they have their reasons for making this change, just as Coca-Cola did at the end of the 1980′s when they took the original Coke off the market and launch ‘New Coke’….which fortunately only lasted for six months before they returned to the original ’7X’ formula of classic Coke…after a public outcry and lost sales which resulted in Pepsi becoming the No.1 Cola drink in the US for the first time in over 100 years.

Hmmm!!! If King George were to come back to life he would “off with their heads” for committing such a travesty to a wonderfully traditional product such as Altoids…and we’d all say “here! here! long live the King” for peppermint Altoids will surely be dead within a generation, now that they can’t claim the heritage of being made to the same formula for all these years.

This brief update was provided to us by Anthony Clements and we greatly appreciate him keeping us abreast of the never ending changes in the candy industry!!